"In this report -- more accurately a 'working paper' -- I make proposals for the next stage of development of the Advisory Council on Missionary Strategy. Although I take full and personal responsibility for the proposals, I want to acknowledge with great gratitude the counsel and help given by a number of colleagues. .... To my thanks, let me add a few preliminary comments. First, these proposals are complementary to others which deal specifically with the Executive Officer's office and staff. .... The fact that the Executive Officer serves two bodies, and that separate groups of interest are involved, should however be kept in mind. A number of suggestions have been made, for example, which really relate to the Lambeth Consultative Body rather than the ACMS. .... Second, there have been -- indeed there still are -- some troubling misconceptions about my own office, and about the ACMS. I mention now four of these, because I think it is useful to clear away as much of the underbrush as possible before we tackle the main issues. The first has to do with 'authority' or 'power' of the ACMS and its Executive Officer. As I wrote to Archbishop Fisher in 1959, when we were exploring all this, it is essential in my view, that the Executive Officer have no constitutional or coercive authority. .... A second apprehension is related to this -- it has to do with money. .... Then, third, there has been a tendency to think of the ACMS as a means by which something is to be done for somebody else. .... Finally (and no doubt in large part because membership of the ACMS is by churches), there had been a measure of apprehension lest it represent a decision by the Anglican Communion against the 'society' principle of missionary support. .... So much by way of clearing the ground. Now I should like to speak about the four main principles which seem to me to be the determining elements in any planning for the ACMS". -- Intro.
Contents: Introduction / Stephen F. Bayne, Jr. -- I: Principles -- II: Practical Necessities -- III: Specific Proposals / Stephen F. Bayne, Jr.
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